YMCA of Northern Alberta - Don Wheaton Family YMCA
Junior Lifeguard Club Meet Assistant (12 - 15 positions available)
The YMCA is seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics environment. The Volunteer will assist the JLC Swim Meet Manager in organizing a friendly inter-club competition. Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help our clubs experience an introduction to competitive lifesaving sport.
Head Scorer: is responsible for the overall record keeping, calculation of results, and release of official results for all competition events.
Timers (8 positions available): Timers will be responsible for recording race times for athletes
Equipment Handlers (3 positions available): Ensure equipment is ready for upcoming race events, this position requires getting wet and physical fitness.
Judges (4 positions available): While judges play many roles, their principle responsibility will be to make sure competition events operate fairly and within AB/NWT rules and regulations. Judges’ order of-finish decisions are not subject to protest or appeal.
Chief Judge: The chief judge will be responsible to the area/sectional referee or event director, and will supervise or assist in the setting up of courses for the event. The chief judge will allocate duties and responsibilities to other judges in their area or event and locate and position them so as to best carry out their duties as judges and determine the finishing order and recording of event results.
Lane Judges (4 positions available): Lane judges will be a judge of fact in relation to the observation of the conduct of an event for the particular lane to which they are assigned. They will report any breach or infringement of the rules to the chief judge, or area/sectional referee or event director
Deputy Referee: The Deputy Referee will assist in the conduct and organization of the competition, and in the absence of the chief referee, assume his or her authority and responsibility.The deputy referee will take control of a particular area of the competition with the chief referee’s authority or be assigned to a specific role or be designated a specific authority
Competitor Liaisonofficers: are responsible for liaising with competitors, coaches, team managers and competition officials to provide assistance related to rules, standards and procedures. They will advise the Chief Referee, Deputy Referee, Area/Sectional Referee or Event Director of any concerns raised by competitors, coaches or team managers relating to the courses or safety issues. They will also provide assistance and guidance for competitors, coaches and team managers on protest and appeal procedures and the best method of approach to the referee involved
The YMCA of Northern Alberta is seeking individuals who enjoy water and contributing to a fun aquatics environment.
Volunteers will assist the Swim Meet Manager in organizing friendly inter-club competition(s).
Join the YMCA as a Volunteer and help our Swim clubs experience an introduction to competitive swimming.
Starter (1 needed): Ensures that all Timers are in the right place and ready to go prior to the start of a race by raising their left arm and waiting for Timers to notify them of any issues. When all Timers are ready for the race to start, the Starter will signal this to all the Athletes with one moderate extended whistle blast. Once the Athletes are ready to commence the race, it will be started by saying “Swimmers take your marks, set…” followed by the starting signal which is one short whistle blast.
Timers (8 needed): Following the Starter’s leadership, they are responsible for the acquisition of Athlete times with manual stop watches and record the times on the Time Cards. Timers will also help ensure that Athletes are in the correct heat and lane and are ready to go.
Marshals (1-2 needed): Key distributors of Time Cards to the Athletes by assisting in them finding their correct heats and lanes and ensuring that the order does not get altered through the Marshaling Area.
Disqualification Judges (1-2 needed): Stroke and Turn Judges are responsible for the recognition and enforcing of rules during an event as well as the filling out and distribution of Disqualification Slips to the Coaches.
Runner (1 needed): Responsible for collecting completed Time Cards from the Timers and bringing them to the Results Programmer.
Results Programmer (1 needed): Responsible for the compiling and data entry of all Time Card results and the creation of the official results to be relayed to the Ribbon Programmer.
Ribbon Organizer (1 needed): Responsible for labelling and organizing ribbons based on official results from Results Programmer. The Ribbon Organizer is responsible for organizing the ribbons in time for the Ribbon Ceremony.